Japan continues to rely on nuclear power with a new generation of nuclear power plants. (archive image)
Industrial group Hitachi and its US partner General Electric are looking to develop a new type of light water reactor, Japanese business newspaper “Nikkei” reported on Friday.
Safety issues that contributed to the 2011 meltdown at the Japanese nuclear power plant Fukushima Daiichi as a result of the earthquake and tsunami will be addressed in a targeted manner. Earlier, Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Group announced plans to develop a new light water reactor.
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At least 20 percent nuclear power by 2030
In August, the government announced that it would support the construction of the next generation of nuclear power plants to ensure a sustainable, CO2-free electricity supply, reversing the policy of no new nuclear power.2Ensuring emissions in a resource-poor island state.
Japan, the world’s second-largest industrial nation, has set a target of generating 20 to 22 percent of its electricity from nuclear power by fiscal year 2030 (from April 1).
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